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September 2, 2014

Traumatic events, in the form of injury, can occur at any time. A person can be hit by a car while another suffers from a slip and fall in a store. Sometimes, a person can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result. PTSD affects many people. There is no time limit to how long PTSD can last for. It is recommended to see a professional to work through and heal from PTSD, but the short end of it is that people with PTSD need to face the source of their pain to work through it. It’s important to get life back on track after a traumatic event, or a person could conceivably suffer from it all of their life.

While life slowly gets back to normal, it is important to contact an attorney in the event of personal injury. Contacting an attorney can help with medical expenses and righting a wrong, but it also serves to help in the healing process. Addressing harm caused by another helps a person to process the traumatic event and to work through it. It is wise to contact an attorney immediately to discuss information surrounding the event. An attorney can assist with any concerns or questions and can assist with seeking compensation for damages. For instance, attorneys like James P. Hoffmann can assist with personal injury cases so that clients can be awarded for damages.

Facing the pain requires that a person think about the trauma that occurred. This can be painful as it brings up a lot of painful emotions. The important thing to remember is that nothing bad will happen by thinking about the trauma. Many people with PTSD avoid thinking about the trauma because the body believes it is re-experiencing it. However, by realizing that the trauma is not actually occurring, the mind can process the information and a person can work through it to release their pain. When a person can successfully think about the trauma and no longer suffer from it, they know they have healed from it.

Starting back with doing things that a person loves is important after healing. PTSD can stall emotional and psychological growth. By engaging in activities, a person gets back on track with growing and enjoying life. PTSD is a scary condition to experience, but it is entirely possible to heal from. Moreover, people can learn a great deal from their trauma and use their experience to help others.

August 31, 2014

Did you know that you can brew your own café-style drink in minutes? And if you don’t want the liquor, you can leave it out and the drink will be as yummy!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Irish Coffee


  • 3 cups brewed Hazelnut coffee
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 4 Tbs. sweetened whipped cream
  • Ground Nutmeg (optional)


  1. In pitcher, combine coffee, milk and liqueur. Divide among 4 ice-filled Irish coffee mugs. Top with whipped cram and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
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August 31, 2014

memory foamNot having a good night’s sleep? It could be your bed! Don’t worry, you don’t even have to buy a new bed. What you need is a memory foam topper. If you still don’t know it, a memory foam can greatly improve the quality of your sleep. A memory foam topper is cheaper with the same benefits as a memory mattress. According to experts, the foam molds to the body in response to heat and pressure, evenly distributing body weight and making you sleep ccomfortably.

August 31, 2014

Like I told you yesterday, the Don Pablo Gourmet Coffee was tested this morning. You can’t believe how good it smells when I opened the bag. More so when I brewed it. The whole house smelled like a coffee shop! And the taste? It’s smooth and delicious! I’m still finishing up the review, but I will definitely link it up here for everyone to read.

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August 31, 2014

I know it’s hard to encourage your little kids to eat veggies, especially when they see those ads on TV about the new toys featured with a Happy Meal and they are asking you to order now for home delivery. But there are ways to disguise them, so they’ll never know they are actually eating or drinking veggies. Here’s a delicious recipe you can try at home.


Spinach Orange Splash


  • 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chilled orange juice


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients, Blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glass. Serve immediately.
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Greens like spinach, lettuce and kale are loaded with potassium, immunity-boosting vitamin C and bone-strengthening vitamin K, these jolly green drinks will have your kiddos asking for more.

August 30, 2014

Guess what came in the mail today…

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For a family who loves to drink coffee, trying out a new brand is always an adventure. This will be in grinder early tomorrow morning, brewed and sipped. I can’t wait to try it!

July 24, 2014

People of distinction in the church, company, school or community should be given something to note their distinction. Many people receive plaques that have to hide in their homes. These are beautiful things to display, but people cannot carry them around town. A lapel pin is something that notes a person of distinction that they can take with them. Everyone wears lapel pins in today’s world, but special lapel pins are going to draw the attention of people who wonder what the pin is for. Each pin that is listed below shows people in the community who are the best among them.

The Retired Teacher

Retired teachers should be given hard enamel lapel pins when they leave after many years of service. The retired teacher often does not make much money, receive much fanfare or hear how special they were. The retired teacher can wear a lapel pin when they are out in the community so that everyone knows how special they are.

The Retired Pastor

Pastors who leave the pulpit should be noted a great pastor in their church. Pastors who are named “Pastor Emeritus” or “Pastor Laureate” should be given a lapel pin that will show everyone who they are. When the pastor returns to give a sermon, they can wear the lapel pin to signify their status in the church. People in the community will recognize the pin and be able to congratulate the pastor on a job well done.

The Retired Police Officer Or Fireman

Retired police officers and firemen should be honored at their retirement with more than a gold watch. A lapel pin shows people in the community who committed their life’s work to protecting them. Police and fire officials should be able to wear a lapel pin proudly that they were putting their life on the line.

When people wear lapel pins, they are given a chance to show off how much they have accomplished. People in the community see these pins in public, and they get to congratulate people on a good job. The lapel pin is a symbol of pride that others can take note of.

July 23, 2014

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Posting for Wordless Wednesday.

July 19, 2014

I bet that the class rings from joyjewelers.com would be a delight for high school and college students alike. Of course, this website is a great source for those who are thinking about getting a class ring for their class, group, club, or team as a souvenir or as a memorabilia. It stands as a symbol for everything that they went through and as a symbol of their friendship as well. It makes me feel sad that I had lost mine when we transferred to a new home a few years back. I’m thinking of borrowing from one of my friends and see if JoyJewelers can make the same piece.

July 19, 2014

So glad that Typhoon Glenda (International name: Rammasun) has left. I am also very thankful that it left us unscathed. It left so much damage, though, and I feel very sad for those who were deeply affected. Many properties were destroyed and thousands of people were homeless.

It’s raining outside again and another storm has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. I hope it’s not as strong and I am praying that it will change its course.

I am feeling cold as I am typing away and I need a dose of this…


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